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Written after reading alot of history books about the British Ship Of the Line era.

Lyrics

Father I'm writing to tell you I'm fine
But life is hard on a ship of the line
Every day's just work wind water and waves
My midshipman's berth is foul smelling and stark,
The few lamps we have barely hold back the dark
We live in the shadows of work wind water and waves
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Work, wind, water and waves,work, wind, water and waves
We live in the shadows of work wind water and waves

My quest for commission consumes my whole life
Perhaps we should talk of arranging a wife
I've not much to offer but work wind water and waves
I have three more years 'till my lieutenant's test
Toward that day I toil at my best
I try to embrace the work wind water and waves
chorus
Work, wind, water and waves, work, wind, water and waves
I try to embrace the work, wind, water and waves
bridge
Much of the crew is in service by press, against their desire
Yet it's a sight to behold how these eight hundred men work as one under fire
chorus
Work, wind, water and waves,work, wind, water and waves
Every day's just work wind water and waves